Dolphin saves stranded whales

Posted by Laura Grant on March 13, 2008
Posted in Conservation

A conservation official in New Zealand said he saw a bottlenosed dolphin guide two stranded pygmy sperm whales safely back to sea on Wednesday, AFP reports. A three-metre long mother whale and her 1,5m calf appeared to have been confused by a sandbar off Mahia Beach on the east coast of the north island. Human attempts to rescue the whales were failing when the dolphin, which is well-known in the area for playing with local swimmers, arrived and “escorted” the whales back to the open sea.

Via :: TerraDaily

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